Why am I doing this? – Mike Renz

These young Americans have endured the unimaginable and sacrificed much.
More, in fact, than most of us can imagine. They return home bearing wounds
and scars that they will have to cope with for a lifetime. They are not
just veterans, they are our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters;
they are members of all of our families. I am involved in Ascents of Honor
as an expression of the respect, gratitude and love that my entire family
feels for veterans. It is our turn to serve them.